Jessica Mays, a senior at the Bullis School, states that she “likes how students are able to see their grades. I am able to keep up with my classes and to see what I need to put more time into.”
Teachers have different ways in which they choose to upload grades, and what assignments they put online as well. Ms. Vardi, a social studies teacher at the Bullis School, claims that she “likes the system we have, but teachers' grades should be chunked out, that way students don’t see their grades going up and down. They should only see their grades change every once and awhile.” If students only see their grades change once in awhile that would probably bring stress down.
Students hate showing their parents their grades especially if they are bad, and also, students are trying to grow up and become more independent before they go off to college. For this reason, parents should not be able to view their grades online on a daily basis, only at the end of each trimester or quarter.
Ms. Vardi agrees, “Parents should not see students grades because students need to learn how to manage their grade and become more independent students,” she said. If students and teachers agree that parents shouldn’t see grades, then that is something that should change with Haiku and the distribution of grades as well.
In order to fix this problem, Bullis can implement a “no parents” policy in which the Parent Portal can only be accessed at the end of the trimester so that it will cause less stress at home and also allow students to become more independent.
Another possible solution is that teachers only do a weekly post so that students’ grades are not fluctuating up and down a large amount. This will allow for less stress on the students and an overall better process of seeing grades, while still being able to view them online.